Riverside Research Institute

Senior Program Controller

Location US-OH-Beavercreek
ID 2024-3331
Corporate Operations
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.

Position Overview

The Sr. Program Controller is responsible for developing and producing financial reporting and analysis including monthly revenue recognition, actuals tracking, forecasting, funding management, and performance management for our US Government programs, including Riverside’s largest and most significant program. This position maintains and monitors performance metrics and forecasts related to a portfolio of programs within a Group and/or Business Unit, prepares program budgets, supports the monthly close process, and performs financial analyses such as variance analysis, monthly or quarterly estimates at completion (EACs), and funding risk assessments. The Sr. Program Controller is responsible for transforming data into comprehensive reporting for Business Unit VPs, Group Directors and Program Managers to support effective decision-making and assists with new contract and task order pricing.  This position reports to the Director for Financial Planning & Analysis and will interact with Program Managers and Corporate management at all levels. Position is located in Dayton, OH, Crystal City, VA or Centreville, VA.


All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.



  • Prepare revenue and costs forecasts and provide budget inputs to Corporate
  • Maintain Estimate to Complete and Estimate at Completion models
  • Review program requirements and spend plans for accuracy and realism to determine if the program is proceeding within available funding and remaining consistent with goals
  • Identify funding risk
  • Develop and maintain program and Business Unit level performance metrics
  • Update monthly program level reporting deliverables for customers
  • Aid program management in the development of labor planning models
  • Assign employees to projects based on work structure provided by program managers and ensure assignments are in line with Project Authorizations and project plans
  • Review revenue, margin, and monthly invoices provided by accounting; troubleshoot as needed
  • Ad hoc financial analysis, model building, and reporting
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree and minimum of 8 years’ experience or 6 years with a MS degree, a PhD with3 years’ experience
  • Contract type (FFP, T&M, Cost-Plus) pricing, tracking and estimating
  • EAC and Resource Planning
  • Deltek Costpoint
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Strong communication and prioritization skills

Desires Qualifications and Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration (finance concentration preferred)
  • Security clearance is a plus
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office with advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • General knowledge of Federal Acquisitions Regulations, CAS Compliance, and governmental procedures

Global Comp

$100,000- $150,000 This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.


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